Lupe Mendez

Originally from Galveston, TX, Lupe Mendez (Writer//Educator//Activist) is the author of WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA (Willow Books, 2019), winner of the 2019 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. He is the founder of Tintero Projects, which works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. Lupe earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso and his work can been seen in print and online formats including the Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast Journal, The Texas Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books , Split This Rock, Poetry Magazine and Poem-A-Day from the Academy of American Poets. Mendez was selected as the 2022 - 2023 Texas Poet Laureate.